Radio: Uncle Normie

Handsome, hulking Norman Ross was a great Olympic swimmer, a World War flier, later managed athletic tourists like Tilden, Nurmi, reported for the Chicago Journal. Now he is grey, 43, and made $25,000 last year as a Chicago radio character known to WMAQ's listeners as Uncle Normie. He has five programs on the air, the main one being an early-risers' hour for Chicago & North Western Railway. For this Uncle Normie has three alarm clocks, timed to go off one after another starting at 5 a.m.

This early-morning hour is mainly of heavy music and light chatter. Chicago boosters object to Uncle...

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